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2020 Schedule
22h

BBTN: Tim Kurkjian on teams staying focused; Rick Mace on Scheduling Games, Hembo on Juan Soto

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss how refreshing it is to see Terry Francona and Francisco Lindor pulling pranks, the challenge of keeping players focused and the need to hear from Rob Manfred as issues with the restart arise (4:20). Later, ESPN’s senior manager of MLB programming Rick Mace talks about what it’s been like scheduling games for TV (16:19). Plus, Hembo on which teams have scheduling advantages and why he’d take Juan Soto on a 10-year contract (26:00).

2d

BBTN: Anthony Castrovince and Todd Radom go deep on Cleveland changing its name

MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince joins Buster to discuss the Cleveland name change, the history of the name “Indians” for the team, why he favors the Spiders for the new name, the inspiration for his book “A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics” and what he thinks happens with Francisco Lindor this season (5:33). Plus, Todd Radom stops by to talk about the work involved with a team changing its name and creating a new logo (21:46).

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2dESPN.com staff

MLB players who are opting out of the 2020 season

As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the players who have said they will not be participating.

3d

Jim Duquette Joins Anita Marks

Jim Duquette joined Anita Marks to offer is thoughts on Sean Doolittle’s comments regarding the effects of COVID-19, previews the MLB schedule release and much more.

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3d

Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open MLB schedule

The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

3d

BBTN: Dave Schoenfield on Cleveland changing its name and players expressing skepticism about playing; Sarah Langs on the David Price opting out

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Cleveland’s decision to review its name, possible names to replace the Indians, Freddie Freeman getting sick, Mike Trout, Sean Doolittle and Buster Posey’s skepticism about playing, and what the tipping point could be to shut the season down (7:16). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to talk about her aversion to spiders and what losing David Price means to the Dodgers (26:02).

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3d

Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts amid delays

The Nationals, Astros and Cardinals have canceled their workouts scheduled for Monday, citing the safety of their players as both clubs await results of COVID-19 testing from Friday.

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4d

ChiSox, Nats, Pirates, Cards have positive tests

The Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks all announced Sunday that two of their players have tested positive for the coronavirus and are in isolation.

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6d

GM: Nats in 'good shape' as training resumes

The Washington Nationals resumed workouts Friday at summer training camp as they prepare for a repeat bid made extra challenging by the coronavirus pandemic.

7d

BBTN: Matt Vasgersian on unrealistic under the health protocols; Todd Radom mourns the loss of the minor league season

Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to discuss the possibility of calling Sunday Night Baseball at home, Sean Doolittle’s apprehension of playing, continued mistrust between the players and MLB, what seems unrealistic under the health and safety protocols, and field mics (4:01). Plus, Todd Radom drops by to mourn the loss of the minor league season, talk Tropicana Field and administer the weekly quiz (27:36).

8d

BBTN: Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Ian Desmond opting out of the playing the season

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to name-drop his meetings with presidents and trips to the White House (7:07). Then the guys discuss the players who have opted out of the season, the need for complete transparency with testing results, Ian Desmond's decision not to play and his thoughts on race in baseball, and changes that need to be made to make baseball more accessible.

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10d

Nats' Zimmerman won't play in '20, citing family

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have opted out of the 2020 season "for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones," the team announced Monday.

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12d

Sources: Nationals to host Yanks on Opening Day

The matchup between the defending champion Nationals and the Yankees, this year's co-favorite, is set to take place on Opening Day at Nationals Park, although MLB has yet to finalize an official schedule.

8d

BBTN: A's reliever Jake Diekman on deciding to play despite being high-risk for COVID-19

A's reliever Jake Diekman joins Buster to discuss his decision to play despite being high-risk for coronavirus. Diekman discusses why he didn't consider opting out, players policing their bubble and pitching relief with no crowd (2:20). Then, Eireann Dolan, wife of Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle, hops on to talk about her concerns living under the baseball umbrella after growing up with respiratory issues, and MLB making players decide between salary and service time and family members who are high risk (13:12). Plus, Todd Radom on the Rogers Centre and the weekly quiz (27:02).

The challenges of MLB's safety protocols (0:43)
14d
Besides the Yankees and Dodgers, who can win it all in 2020? (1:16)
3d
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16dDavid Schoenfield

Baseball's top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

Mookie Betts wearing Dodger blue, Gerrit Cole in pinstripes. A wild sprint from start to finish. Here's what we're most excited to see when the 2020 season finally begins.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4113th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.277th
BAA.24314th
Runs6029th
Batting Average.22028th
On Base Percentage.30923rd
Slugging Percentage.32530th